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A nonprofit is giving away computers to low-income Peorians this week, but you must pre-register online


Some Peorians will have an opportunity to get a free computer this week.

"PCs for People" is visiting the city from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at Proctor Recreation Center, 309 S. DuSable St.
The nonprofit will be giving out free Windows computers to eligible participants.

You are eligible for a free computer if you participate in SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, the Federal Public Housing Assistance or the Veterans Pension Benefit Program.

You also can qualify if your household income is less than 135% of federal poverty guidelines (for example, below $35,000 per year for a family of four.)

A limited number of devices are available. Those interested must pre-register online. Learn more about PCs for People and the group's eligibility requirements here.

Thursday's event is co-organized by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and the Peoria Park District.

Hannah Alani is a reporter at WCBU. She joined the newsroom in 2021. She can be reached at hmalani@ilstu.edu.